New chickens pecking Silkie's feet

WetuChick

Hatching
6 Years
Apr 5, 2013
3
0
7
Alabama
I got my new day-old Golden comets today and they are pecking my Silkie's feet. I have two silkies in there but they are only picking on one of them. I separated them to let her feet heal and in hopes that they will forget about them. Any other suggestions? She's just started getting feathers on her feet and I guess they are irresistable.

Thanks for any help.

Edited to add:
used peroxide on silkie's feet, found posts about pine tar, and other ideas that i can try. I just wasn't sure if it was a new chick thing or if they are likely to forget once she's healed.

These are my first chickens
 
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Clackclack

Chirping
6 Years
Apr 20, 2013
118
8
71
Most likely will be O.K. once the feet are healed. Just confused or hungry chicks... I think you did the right thing already!
 

Clackclack

Chirping
6 Years
Apr 20, 2013
118
8
71
No doubt you have thought of that, but keep a close eye on them when they are together again, perhaps separate them for the first night when it's hard to see what's going on.
 

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